The Melvins Escape To First Avenue On September 24


On Tuesday, September 25, the legendary Melvins will be playing at First Avenue as part of their Escape From LA 2019 Tour. The Melvins were formed in Montessano, Washington in 1983 by Buzz Osborne, Matt Lukin and Mike Dillard. Lukin and Dillard left the band and drummer Dale Crover stepped in shortly thereafter. Osborne and Crover have been the Melvins’ mainstays throughout their 30+ year metamorphosis. To date the band has released 29 original albums, numerous live full-lengths and far too many to count singles and rarities. They’ve partnered with Jello Biafra, Lustmord and Fantomas for individual releases and toured the world many times over.

The Melvins’ are a continually shifting entity, whether in their current incarnation of Osborne, Crover, Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!) and Jeff Pinkus (Butthole Surfers). Recently they’ve primarily played as a trio with Osborne, Crover and McDonald. Previous line-ups include a four-piece with annexed Big Business band members Jared Warren and Coady Willis, as well as Melvins Lite, which pairs Osborne and Crover with Mr. Bungle alum Trevor Dunn. 2016 saw the release of The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale, the first documentary to explore the band’s history. Both Osborne and Crover have recently released their first solo albums. The band’s latest album is Pinkus Abortion Technician (April 2018).

Appearing with The Melvins are Redd Kross and Toshi Kasai. Doors open at 7:00 pm showtime is at 8:00 pm

Tickets are available HERE.

Tour Dates:
Sep 11 Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
Sep 13 Neumos – Seattle, WA
Sep 14 Neumos – Seattle, WA
Sep 15 The Big Dipper – Spokane, WA
Sep 16 Top Hat Lounge & Casino – Missoula, MT
Sep 17 The Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 19 Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO
Sep 20 Gothic Theatre – Englewood, CO
Sep 22 The Record Bar – Kansas City, MO
Sep 23 The Waiting Room Lounge – NE – Omaha, NE
Sep 24 First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Sep 26 Metro Chicago – Chicago, IL
Sep 27 Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center – Louisville, KY
Sep 28 Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center – Louisville, KY
Sep 30 Vogue Theatre – Indianapolis, IN
Oct 1 The Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 2 Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH
Oct 3 El Club – Detroit, MI
Oct 4 A and R Music Bar – Columbus, OH
Oct 5 Rex Theater – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 7 The Westcott Theatre – Syracuse, NY
Oct 8 Paradise Rock Club – Boston, MA
Oct 9 The Ballroom at The Outer Space – Hamden, CT
Oct 10 Warsaw – Brooklyn, NY
Oct 11 Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ
Oct 12 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
Oct 13 Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
Oct 15 The Broadberry – Richd, VA
Oct 16 Cat’s Cradle – Carrboro, NC
Oct 17 The Visulite Theatre – Charlotte, NC
Oct 18 40 Watt Club – Athens, GA
Oct 19 Saturn – Birmingham, AL
Oct 21 The Social – Orlando, FL
Oct 22 Culture Room – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Oct 23 Orpheum – Tampa – Tampa, FL
Oct 25 Vinyl Music Hall – Pensacola, FL
Oct 26 One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA
Oct 27 Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA
Oct 28 The Studio at Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
Oct 29 Paper Tiger – San Antonio, TX
Oct 30 Mohawk – Austin Outdoors – Austin, TX
Oct 31 Trees – Dallas, TX
Nov 3 Club Congress – Tucson, AZ
Nov 4 The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
Nov 5 Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV